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Best Recruitment Software for Startups

Recruitment software you won't outgrow

Recruitment shouldn’t be a bottleneck for startup growth.

Pinpoint is the recruitment software that lets you get started quickly, then evolves with you over time.

Startups grow faster with help from Pinpoint

The fast and flexible hiring platform

From engineers to SDRs, top startup talent is in high demand and you're under pressure to hire the best of them, today.

That's where we come in. With our fast, flexible applicant tracking system and unlimited help from our team, you’ll automate your processes, differentiate your employer brand, and hire competitive candidates.

And Pinpoint scales with you. Get started quickly with built-in templates and best practices. Then expand into flexible workflows as you grow. Pinpoint is the hiring platform you won't outgrow.

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Get more control with the ATS that's ready for anything

Built-for-you careers site

A careers site that gets across your startup's unique employee value proposition is key to attracting the best talent. With Pinpoint, there’s no need to distract your engineering or marketing teams to get it built. As part of the implementation process, we build it for you using what we’ve learned from top-notch research and expertise.
Careers Website Design

Post to hundreds of job boards

Post to hundreds of job boards from within Pinpoint. No need to create separate accounts. The best part? Pay the same or less than you would if you bought the ads direct.
Job Board Advertising Software

Engage candidates with easy communication

Keep candidates up-to-date at every stage of the process with both one-to-one and bulk email, as well as text.
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Collaborate with your team

Get everyone on the same page with customizable workflows, notifications, and comments. Use candidate scorecards to collate consistent feedback from hiring teams without chasing.
Recruitment Workflow Approvals
All of the other ATS platforms were very grey, very corporate, and very old fashioned. Pinpoint is easier to navigate, had a fresher feel to it, and is more enjoyable to use.
Jess Hamilton

Build a talent pipeline

Build and nurture a database of candidates that are a great fit for your business, but who you haven’t been able to hire yet. Pinpoint automatically surfaces candidates from your talent pipeline that could be a great fit each time you create a new opportunity.
Talent Pool Pipeline Refresh

Improve on diversity and inclusion

We built Pinpoint with D&I in mind and best practices at its core. Implement, measure, and improve your diversity and inclusion initiatives with tools like equality monitoring, performance reporting, structured interviews, and anonymous screening.
Blind recruitment software

Reduce admin, increase efficiency

Customizable workflows, interview scheduling, an open API, integrations with your favorite tools, and automated notifications mean you’ll spend less time on repetitive tasks, and more time hiring great people.
Interview Scheduling Software Invitation Example

Use data to improve your process

From optimizing your recruitment marketing budget to improving the diversity of your talent pool, you’ll get actionable insights from beautifully presented reports.
Custom recruitment Report Builder

Companies that use Pinpoint

Attract 4x more direct candidates
Make hires 40% faster
Spend 80% less time on admin

Get the most out of your ATS

We make Pinpoint work for the way you recruit.

We’ll ensure your team is set up for success so you can achieve your recruitment goals year-over-year.

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Why Pinpoint is great for startups

We move fast

We’re built on modern technology and release new features every month in response to changes in recruitment best practice, feedback from customers, and changes in the candidate market.

We understand your market

We’re a high growth start-up too. We know what it takes to attract and hire the best talent in tech—from AE’s to engineers.

We do the hard work for you

Your team’s already busy so we take the pain of implementing a new system away from you.

Sure, we respond to support messages in under 2 minutes on average, but we also help build your careers site, migrate your data, design your workflows, train your team, and share best practices.

We care about design and UX

The best software in the world is pointless unless people like to use it, and your team probably knows good design from bad. That’s why we invest heavily in design and user experience to make sure Pinpoint’s a tool your recruiters, hiring managers, and candidates will love to use.

Frequently Asked Questions


Does my startup need an applicant tracking system?


If you can answer “yes” to any of these, you should be investing in recruitment software for your startup.

  • Your startup’s growing fast, but you find it hard to attract the right people fast enough
  • You’ve just closed a round and have an ambitious hiring plan
  • You keep forking out on recruitment agencies
  • Recruiting isn’t something you have a lot of time for, or experience in
  • You already have too many emails and don’t want CVs flooding that inbox
  • You’re getting the ‘wrong’ type of applicant
  • You have no idea about crafting a compelling candidate experience
  • You don’t have time to spend on tedious recruitment admin

How will an ATS help my startup?


An applicant tracking system will help you to:

  1. Attract more of the right candidates (and less of the wrong ones) by making sure you advertise in the right places, and give your candidates a great experience on your careers page.
  2. Save time by automating admin like scheduling interviews.
  3. Make better hiring decisions with structured scorecards, blind screening, and reporting.
  4. Build a database of candidates that you love, that love you, but that you haven’t been able to hire yet which makes hiring even faster in the future.
  5. Automate compliance including global data protection regulations.

How much does startup recruitment software cost?


Most startups at seed or Series A spend between $5,000 and $20,000 per year.

We’ve done a load of research and written a whole article on applicant tracking system pricing and another on how to get the best deal from HR Tech vendors.



What are the best startup applicant tracking systems?


Pinpoint’s often a great fit, but we’re not the only option for a startup ATS.

We’d recommend checking out this podcast episode with Phil Strazzulla from Select Software Reviews who gives some great advice on ensuring you choose the right HR tech for your business.